Comic Book - 2014
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"Award-winning and fan favorite comics creator Jeff Lemire spins the tale of star-crossed love through space in time in TRILLIUM! It's the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It's the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled "Lost Temple of the Incas," an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn't just a love story, it's the LAST love story ever told. Collects TRILLIUM #1-8"--
Publisher: New York :, DC Comics/Vertigo,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781401249007
Branch Call Number: 741.5971 LEM NVD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Aug 26, 2019

Two soldiers meet - nothing new about that, but one soldier is from a far-future sort of space patrol, and the other is a World War I traumatized veteran who became an explorer of indigenous culture. They enter the same pyramid, where they meet. and have in common a trillium flower with potent drugs. All this leads them into a saving-the-universe adventure in which they have a tender and genuine love affair. This book is drawn by the author in an alternative-comic style. The crisis-cross time travel causes chaos, One of the issues has one story running regularly on top of the page, then continues by reading backward through the book along the bottom of the page. All of this creates a thoughtful read in a graphic novel unique in many ways.

Aug 22, 2017

Very cool graphic novel. Love the watercolor artwork. Very abstract with a strong influence of 'upside down'. I was hoping there was a second book but I did not find one.

ArapahoeStaff12 Jul 27, 2017

An amazing story about romance, science fiction and the struggle to survive. Lemire once again shows us why he is the master at dark and twisted, all while keeping you engaged and invested.

JCLStefanieE Mar 25, 2016

It's about a soldier from 1920's Earth and a humanoid survivor of the future who are the only hope for the human race when they stumble upon a portal through Space and time. It's also a love story. Beautiful art combined with a fascinating story makes this a great read for fan's of graphic novels and time travel stories alike.

forbesrachel Jul 31, 2015

A thoughtful work of sci-fi with a romantic touch. Trillium takes place in two different time periods, one is at the dawn of human exploration, the other has humans pushed unto the farthest reaches of known space. For the most part we switch back and forth between the two eras and the stories of Nika and William, two estranged individuals who share a mysterious connection that not only allows them to meet, but effects the course of the future. Lemire has meticulously planned the layout of this comic book to stress moments of connection or disconnection; he turns images upside down, mirrors certain actions in both timelines, and only brings these two together at very specific points. On their own, we can sense their loneliness and fragility, but when together, they look complete and strong. Lemire' style has a desperate quality to it that reflects the horrific events characters have encountered, eyes look shell-shocked, and visually his two protagonists only find true peace on the penultimate page. While there is great beauty in this love story, that is not the aim of the art; the Atabithian language is one of the most beautiful elements, and as a fun addition it is a letter-swap language that you can decipher. As with all the best sci-fi, Trillium does not provide all the answers, but it does provide a very satisfactory conclusion.

mvkramer May 26, 2015

A fascinating story of love, hurt and parallel universes. I'm not a huge fan of Jeff Lemire's visual style, though.

Nov 08, 2014

Wow, this is weird. But not in a bad way. Still, if you like stories that wrap up nicely, with everything explained, this is so not the book for you. Note: if you want to know what the aliens are saying, use the chart at the back of the book.

Oct 13, 2014

A smart, interesting work with pitch-perfect artwork. Lemire builds a fascinating future in space, gives the reader a great female character and does it all in a surreal, breathless story that leaves you with a lovely sense of wonder at the end.

Trigger warning: Images of war.

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Oct 13, 2014

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